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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive

The Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive includes video of lectures and events from Middlebury College. Lectures and addresses included in this collection have been delivered by speakers from many institutions on a variety of critical topics, and are made available whenever possible via the Internet Archive and other online platforms.

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1 mini-dv (86 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission discusses the official investigation.
Topics: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, Terrorism, United States, International affairs, Politics, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 videocassette (93 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The youngest speaker ever in the history of the Israeli Knesset and a staunch supporter of peace in the Middle East, Avraham Burg has been referred to as "one of the best speechmakers in politics." Ha'Aretz Magazine writes, "he has a unique, multilayered manner of speaking that evokes lofty musings on the 'eternal Israel' while simultaneously evincing a hard-nosed,...
Topics: Middle East, Politics, International affairs, War, Terrorism, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Carravetta reads and discusses the introduction to his upcoming book: "After all: critical theory and the geography of culture at the end of the Postmodern age." The book deals with three interconnected themes. The postmodern debate brought out the deficiencies of hyperrational models of analysis, including the dangers of globalization, but did not...
Topics: Globalization, Postmodernism, Culture diffusion, Discourse and society, Politics, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Bakari speaks on hip hop's emergence as a burgeoning political movement, claiming that it is a world view and has become a national, unified, youth culture.
Topics: Hip-hop, Politics, Music, Youth culture, Discourse and society, Lectures
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1 mini-dv Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sponsored by: Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs, Depts. of Sociology/Anthropology and International Studies, Cook Commons Islamic Society
Topics: Globalization, Economics, Islamic law, Islam, Politics, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (63 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Who's shaping globalization? Rothkopf discusses "The Superclass", his upcoming book about the world's power elite.
Topics: Class conflict, Power, Globalization, Economics, Politics, Lectures
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (67 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. The general public is often portrayed as bitterly divided on social, political and economic issues. In his talk, Professor Fiorina challenges this conventional wisdom by showing that most Americans stand in the middle of the political landscape, preferring centrist candidates and holding moderate positions on charged cultural issues. Fiorina argues that it is the political parties, political activists and the...
Topics: Political science, Political culture, Voting, Class conflict, Politics, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (113 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Islam, Islamic law, 21st Century, Human rights, Politics, Panel discussions
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (76 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. General Odom publicly warned against invading Iraq before the event, remained silent on the matter until April 2004 when he publicly called for the earliest withdrawal feasible, and in the fall of 2005 declared that it is likely to be "the greatest strategic disaster in American history." Since that time he has called for the United States to "cut and run" from Iraq in order to escape the...
Topics: Iraq War, Foreign relations, Hegemony, United States, Politics, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 mini-DV Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Richard J. Goldstone practiced law in his native South Africa, eventually serving as an appeals judge of the Supreme Court from 1989-1994. After the end of the apartheid era, he helped draft the new South African constitution, and served as a justice on the Constitutional Court of South Africa until 2003. Simultaneously, from 1994 to 1996 he served as the first chief prosecutor for first international war crimes trials...
Topics: Criminal justice, Administration of, War crimes, War crime trials, International affairs, Politics,...
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (89 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Four speakers, in individual talks, discuss Islamic political thought and conditions in post-invasion Iraq.
Topics: Islam, Politics, Iraq War, International affairs, United States, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (82 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Using declassified documents from the National Security Archive, Cuba-expert Peter Kornbluh offers a historical perspective and an insider's view of the last fifty years of American-Latin American relations.
Topics: Cuba, Cuban Revolution, Venezuela, Castro, Fidel, 1926-, Politics, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Introduction by Febe Armanios. Representative Palarino discusses the oversight role of Congress and U.S. policy in the Middle East, and illustrates the talk with two case studies: one on the Palestinian elections, the other on Iraq.
Topics: Middle East, Diplomacy, International affairs, Politics, United States, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (85 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Rose discusses the effects of Bush administration policies on the current situation in the Middle East and advocates a policy of restraint by the U.S.
Topics: Anti-Americanism, Middle East, Politics, United States, International affairs, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (88 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A discussion of Islamic thinking and religious beliefs in the American Muslim community.
Topics: Islam, United States, Muslims, International affairs, Politics, Panel discussions
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (60 min.) Part of the Nicholas R. Clifford symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Piscatori looks at the factors that may affect the course of Muslim politics in the near future. Iraq, of course, lies at the heart of views of political Islam today.
Topics: Iraq War, Islam, Arabs, Politics, Religion, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (97 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Englebert presents data from his latest book to explain how Africans use sovereignty and the rule of law to maintain African unity.
Topics: Sovereignty, Postcolonialism, Africa, Foreign relations, Politics, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (79 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-, Russian Federation, Politics, Democracy, Law, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (58 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Israel, United States, Cold War, International affairs, Politics, Lectures
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes discusses how rapid economic development in the People's Republic has profoundly changed Chinese society, and concomitantly, brought greater prosperity to the economies of the industrialized West. However, China's remarkable prosperity has not come without a tremendous price. China's environment and healthcare system are profoundly challenged. Rampant corruption among Chinese Communist...
Topics: Journalism, China, News media, Politics, International affairs, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (72 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A lecture on African politics and its link to writing.
Topics: North Africa, Africa, Politics, Authors, Literature, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Middlebury fellowships in environmental journalism Lecture series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. This is an inaugural Lecture. Gelbspan discusses the political battle over global warming through the lens of journalism.
Topics: Global warming, Environmental responsibility, Journalism, Politics, Reporting, Readings
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (128 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Perrineau presents his analysis of the reasons for, and the meaning of, the results of the 2007 Presidential election in France.
Topics: France, Elections, Politics, 21st Century, Presidential elections, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (76 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Pliya invites us to share the internal search by a writer to find the right voice for each of his creations.
Topics: Language, Politics, French literature, International affairs, French, Lectures
1 mini-dv (68 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. A commentary on the current economic and social development of the countries in central Europe.
Topics: Democracy, Economics, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Politics, Lectures
1 mini-dv (57 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Selassie presents a model of constitution building which incorporates common values among diverse ethnic groups.
Topics: Africa, Democracy, Constitutional law, Politics, Law, Lectures
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1 mini-dv (64 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. An historical perspective on human rights and democracy movements in the Middle East.
Topics: Human rights, Democracy, Islamic fundamentalism, Islam, Politics, Lectures
1 mini-dv (77 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Sloan examines the religion-related sources that threaten the transatlantic alliance.
Topics: Islamic fundamentalism, Christianity, Secularism, North American Treaty Organization, Politics,...
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1 mini-dv (83 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Tension between Catholics and Protestants rarely produces religious or ethnic violence in Latin America because neither side can rely on the state to support them.
Topics: Nationalism, Church and state, Politics, Latin America, History, Lectures